I recently received an offer for a fantastic entry-level job and they are running a background check, which is taking longer than expected. So much so that my start date was pushed back. Today, I noticed an accidental typo on my resume that transferred to the 3rd party background check. It listed my ending date of a part-time high school job a year later than it actually was. For example, it says 2012 instead of 2011. I have been in contact with HR, who asked if I had a W-2 or pay stub for this job OR a different job I had in college. I was able to provide the info for the college job, but not high school, as it was 5/6+ years ago. Plus, the specific franchise I worked at is no longer in existence.
I have not told them about the discrepancy, as I did not know about it at the time they called. I have been advised by several people not to mention it unless they bring it up to me and then be totally honest about my mistake. However, I am concerned they will pull my offer. Has anyone been in a similar situation or know of someone who has? If so, what happened?
Also, I know there have been similar questions, but most have only had dates off by a month or so. Those answers haven't given me much to go off of. AND I am very aware this was a MAJOR fail on my part.